Cusenze  (Neapolitan)
Città di Cosenza
Panoramic View
Panoramic View
Cosenza within the Province of Cosenza
Cosenza within the Province of Cosenza
Location of Cosenza
Cosenza is located in Italy
Location of Cosenza in Italy
Cosenza is located in Calabria
Cosenza (Calabria)
Coordinates: 39°18′N 16°15′E / 39°18′N 16°15′E / 39.300; 16.250

Cosenza (Italian: [koˈzɛntsa] (About this soundlisten); Cosentian: Cusenze, [kuˈsɛndzə]) is a city in Calabria, Italy. The city centre has a population of 70,000, while around 250,000[3] people live in the metropolitan area. It is the capital of the Province of Cosenza, which has a population of around 735,000. The demonym of Cosenza is Cosentian in English and cosentino in Italian.

The ancient town is the seat of the Cosentian Academy, the second academy of philosophical and literary studies to be founded in the Kingdom of Naples (1511) and one of the oldest in Europe. To this day, the city remains a cultural hub, with museums, theatres, libraries, and the University of Calabria.

Geography and Climate

View of the Old Town in the snow
The River Crati in Cosenza

Located at the confluence of two ancient rivers, the Busento and the Crati, Cosenza stands 238 m above sea level in a valley between the Sila plateau and the coastal range of mountains. The old town, overshadowed by its Swabian castle, descends to the river Crati. The modern city lies to the north, beyond the Busento, on level ground.

Almost completely surrounded by mountains, Cosenza is subject to a microclimate scarcely influenced by the Mediterranean Sea, with cold winters and hot summers.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Cosenza
العربية: كوزنسا
تۆرکجه: کزنتزا
Bân-lâm-gú: Cosenza
беларуская: Казенца
Bikol Central: Cosenza
български: Козенца
brezhoneg: Cosenza
català: Cosenza
Чӑвашла: Козенца
čeština: Cosenza
dansk: Cosenza
Deutsch: Cosenza
eesti: Cosenza
Ελληνικά: Κοζέντσα
español: Cosenza
Esperanto: Kosenco
euskara: Cosenza
فارسی: کزنتزا
français: Cosenza
Gaeilge: Cosenza
한국어: 코센차
հայերեն: Կոզենցա
hrvatski: Cosenza
Bahasa Indonesia: Cosenza
interlingua: Cosenza
italiano: Cosenza
עברית: קוזנצה
қазақша: Козенца
Latina: Consentia
latviešu: Kozenca
lietuvių: Kozenca
lumbaart: Cosenza
magyar: Cosenza
Bahasa Melayu: Cosenza
Nederlands: Cosenza (stad)
日本語: コゼンツァ
Napulitano: Cusenza
norsk: Cosenza
norsk nynorsk: Cosenza
occitan: Cosença
Papiamentu: Cosenza
Piemontèis: Cosensa
polski: Cosenza
português: Cosença
română: Cosenza
русский: Козенца
संस्कृतम्: कोजेन्सा
sardu: Cosenza
Scots: Cosenza
sicilianu: Cusenza
Simple English: Cosenza
slovenčina: Cosenza
ślůnski: Cosenza
српски / srpski: Козенца
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Cosenza
suomi: Cosenza
svenska: Cosenza
tarandíne: Cosenza
татарча/tatarça: Козенца
Türkçe: Cosenza
українська: Козенца
Tiếng Việt: Cosenza
Volapük: Cosenza
Winaray: Cosenza
中文: 科森扎